Citra Splendor | Manor Hill Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
manorhillbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Welcome to the world of bright, citrus and tropical fruit forward IPA’s. This divinely hoppy brew will clock in at 83 IBUs and will pour a hazy golden color with a big white head. Aromas of lemon peel, tangerine, and passion fruit come through on the nose with some dank undertones. The flavor profile begins with an intense hop bitterness that is complimented by slightly sweet, caramel malt in the finish.

Added by skinsfan on 06-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
For Trade:
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Photo of tbryan5
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrewer_Dave
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zbrown2307
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky golden color with a creamy white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus and tropical hops.

Tastes of the bright hops up front layered over a nice malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and some melon. This gives way to a bit of bitterness. Malts add in with syrupy sweetness as well as caramel. Some pine and grass come through towards the end and linger through the finish along with the tropical notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty DIPA.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm loving this release. Dated 3/7/2017 poured into my Tired Hands goblet

L - Autumn/light red amber color going on
S - This nose is so vibrant with citrus. lemon, grapefruit and apricot many others I'm sure and has a slight gummy bear sweetness to the nose
T - Mouth follows nose more or less and has a certain relaxed caramel finish
F - Very drinkable for 8.3% and has a nice sticky hop bite that isn't overwhelming

I'm looking forward to try more from these guys and really enjoyed this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_M
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Manor Hill Tavern the other day.

The beer pours a light orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this is really quite impressive, as I pick up considerable tropical fruit, orange citrus, pine and dank weed. This smells like a serious, big boy IPA/DIPA. The flavor profile replicates the nose fairly closely, with the alcohol very well integrated into the flavor profile. Frankly, I think the 8.3% abv. is a very nice level of alcohol for this DIPA, and the beer wasn't the least bit boozy or hot Even so, you can tell this is sizeable IPA, with a considerable amount of noticeable tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Fortunately, there's more than enough bitterness to counter and balance the tropical fruit, and ultimately the finish was quite dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, and I thought drinkability was terrific.

Very impressive DIPA from Manor Hill. Fresh and on draft, this beer is flat out terrific. Would order this again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaineBeerDinner
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EtOHbro
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I started my account just so I could provide my 2 cents on this beer. In short: overhyped and damn expensive.

L: Hazy dark-golden beer with a one-finger head. minimal lacing, rich, fine bubbles

S: Citra, almost so aromatically citrus I wonder if there's orange peel in there as well. None reported on can or on their website

T: Man... this just fell flat. As the name suggests, citra all the way. People complained about some degree of cloying bitterness but honestly, it was pretty mild imo. Opens with strong hop character, classic citra notes of orange mixed with a clean pine. Definitely the predominant flavor, and it's there from start to finish. Ends cleanly with a slight sweetness and bitterness on the tongue. Tanginess absent. 8.3% abv well-hidden.

F: Flat, flat, flat, flat. Reasonable carbonation would have been welcome to further "crisp" up the beer. Gave the impression of juice cut with seltzer. Smooth down the throat. Cver so slightly thicker than average.

O: In short, I felt jipped. This tastes like an imitation citradelic. Sure it's a local beer and all that, but it's overpriced and overhyped.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of larryi86
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, dated 1/3/17, poured into a teku

A- A hazy burnt orangish color with a two finger white head.

S- Some tropical fruits, citrus, citrus rind, touch of alcohol and malts, a faint vegetable like aroma.

T- Citrus, tropcial fruits, a little dank, piney finish, touch a caramel malts.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid citra IIPA. Worth picking up.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmthompson33
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was canned 1/3/17 and is phenomenal. They must have tweaked the recipe, since I had it in the past and it was a bit metallic and medicinal, not quite as smooth. It pours a very hazy orange, and has the smooth mouthfeel of a classic New England IPA. Not quite top tier like Treehouse Haze, but in the same vicinity. This should fly off the shelves in the DC Baltimore area.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Citra Splendor from Manor Hill Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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